Schumann’s Piano Concerto

July 30, 2023 | 6:30 pm America/Denver

Internationally renowned guest conductor Hannu Lintu joins the Festival for a program beginning with the “concerto for birds and orchestra” Cantus Arcticus by Lintu’s countryman, Finland’s Einojuhani Rautavaara. One of Schumann’s most enduring works is his Piano Concerto, which creates a thrilling collaboration, rather than a tension, between the piano and orchestra. "After bringing a soft touch to [Schumann's] opening statement, Yun displayed a robust, muscular sound in the cadenza that complemented the tug-of-war that occurs between soloist and orchestra in this work," says Bachtrack of guest pianist Tony Siqi Yun. Rounding out the program is Haydn’s Symphony No. 96, one of his famed London symphonies, which earned its nickname “Miracle” when a chandelier fell during its premiere and — by a miracle! — killed no one.

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, pianist Tony Siqi Yun now performs in place of Lise de la Salle.

Artists
Hannu Lintu, conductor
Tony Siqi Yun, piano

Program
Einojuhani Rautavaara, Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61 (1974)
Robert Schumann, Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54

Franz Joseph Haydn, Symphony No. 96 in D Major, “The Miracle”

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